Texas Public Health Presents: Public Health Week 2014

By: Katy Parrott

Texas Public Health is a professional student organization at the University of Texas at Austin dedicated to: creating and connecting students to new experiences, preparing students for graduate studies and careers, and exposing students to the wide, complex science of public health. We are an organization for public health majors, pre-public health majors, and all people interested in public health. If you want to know more information check us out on our website: www.texaspublichealth.org

From April 6th to April 9th, Texas Public Health will host the 3rd annual Public Health Week on the University of Texas at Austin campus. Public Health Week is a nationally recognized observance during the first week of April that believes a healthier America begins today.

This is our organization’s flagship event during the spring semester, and the overarching theme this year is unity and partnerships. We want to spark interest in students and faculty who may not understand the role of public health in society and enhance the knowledge of all participants. The program will benefit the student body by promoting conversations on wellness, presenting sustainable lifestyle choices, and providing health education that highlights the pervasiveness of public health in everyday life.

Each day, there will be various events going on to highlight an aspect of public health and awareness of related issues.

Full Schedule of Public Health Week 2014:

Kick-Off Film Screening of “Contagion”

Sunday, April 6th: 6:30-9:00 pm Union Theatre
Contagion is about a lethal airborne virus, which spreads very fast and causes world panic
Doors open at 6 pm

Kick-Off Plaza Event/Organization Fair
Monday, April 7th: 10:00 am- 3:30 pm Gregory Plaza
 Informational tabling event to teach people about the various aspects of Public Health; includes free t-shirt and tie-dying

Career Fair
Tuesday, April 8th:  5:30-8:30 pm, SAC Ballroom 4.410
An event to enable students to learn about the various Public Health graduate schools and internships available around the city of Austin and nationwide.

Global Health Night
Wednesday, April 9th: 6:00-9:15 pm, SAC Ballroom 4.412

An event showcasing various cultures from around the world and highlighting international public health issues to promote awareness

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